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Roper, Robert.

ISBN 10: 1555840736 / ISBN 13: 9781555840730
Published by New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1987) dj, 1987
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The author's third novel, an "account of two families locked in the violence of erotic betrayal." Cover praise from Craig Nova, David Sebold (who calls this book "brilliant, completely absorbing") and others. SIGNED on the title page. 261 pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket (a couple of small nicks to the lower edge of the back cover of the dj.). Bookseller Inventory # 63778

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Publisher: New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1987) dj

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Louis Sanders, a marijuana smuggler in California and Mexico, relates the story of his family and its conflict with a wealthy Mexican family

From Publishers Weekly:

The ingenuous voice of the narrator, small-time drug dealer Louis Sanders, ameliorates the chilling aspects of Roper's macabre plot, which, by the end of the novel, leaves several of the principal characters dead. As the son of a famous racketeering lawyer, Sanders only gradually discovers his father's connection to the mob. Summers are spent in Mexico with his sister, Sylvia, and the twin daughters of his father's "business partner," and a complicated emotional bond develops among the children. The girls later attend a Mexican convent school together, and Sylvia and one twin become members of a left-wing radical cell. Sanders, meanwhile, drops out of college and becomes a drug runner. When he's rounded up in a Mexican drug sweep and nearly killed, Sanders realizes how powerful his father's connections are. The end of the novel brings a chance for Sanders to avenge his father's death and prove himself a success for perhaps the first time in his life. After an 11-year hiatus, Roper ( Royo County ) has written an engrossing spellbinder which successfully explores its theme of how sins of the fathers are visited on the children.
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